The coolest office space in all of New York City may be owned and occupied by Kickstarter. The building and its interior blends design elements and architecture that could only be achieved in industrial buildings in the boroughs and outside Manhattan.
The building was way ahead of its time. Designed by local architect Ole Sondresen, the building has become a source of envy by many founders looking to achieve the look and feel that has come to represent the tech boom. For the creative class and the start-up community, members walking the Kickstarters halls are constantly reminded they were members of the creative class – innovators who would make their mark in the world. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that WeWork drew some of their inspiration by Kickstarter. Perhaps part of WeWork’s mission was to provide office space that inspires to the masses.
Kickstarter’s space has been instrumental in hiring talent and gaining clients.
Kickstarters office has received the attention of many journalists and business journals. It’s no surprise that Kickstarter chose Brooklyn as its location. For the creative class on the cutting edge of technology, many companies attribute their success to Kickstarter, including these 10 companies.
The concept of Biophilic design is to connect building tenants closer to nature. Ole Sondresen Architect designed an office space with views to outdoor gardens and used materials that fit with the existing architecture of the building.
A two story central courtyard with a rain garden, and an 8,500 square foot rooftop landscape is what really makes the space so striking and unusual for New York City. The 8,500 rsf roof top is also a great amenity and was way ahead of its time as a highly sought after amenity.